Ran Huo

Ran Huo
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Phone: +1 919 660 2800

Doctoral of Philosophy (PhD) Student in Mathematics, 2014-present

I am a mathematician specialized in probability and stochastic processes. In particular, I have been working on voter models on random graphs and am familiar with contact processes, random walks as well as other related interacting particle systems. I am interested in the evolution of the model along with its asymptotic behaviors. A canonical application is the study of competitions among technologies on diverse social networks.

Besides, I am currently working on important sampling and specifically KL-divergence. I am curious about optimizing the size of data sets needed in various experiments.

Before coming to duke, I worked on directed polymer models in random environments for my undergrad research.

I serve as vice president of Graduate Student Chapter of Duke University in SIAM and an International House orientation peer at Duke University. 


Educational Background

  Bachelor of Science:  Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, graduate with distinction

  Nanjing University, China 2010-2014

Huo, R., and R. Durrett. “Latent voter model on locally tree-like random graphs.” Stochastic Processes and Their Applications, vol. 128, no. 5, May 2018, pp. 1590–614. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.spa.2017.08.004. Full Text Open Access Copy

Beckman, E., et al. “Asymptotic behavior of the brownian frog model.” Electronic Journal of Probability, vol. 23, Jan. 2018. Scopus, doi:10.1214/18-EJP215. Full Text Open Access Copy